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COMPUTING ACRONYMS & TERMS' SMORGASBORD

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A B C D E F G H
I J+K L M N O P Q
R S T U V W X+Y+Z
X GA Extended Graphic Array (monitor technology, 1991. Current standard is at 1024 * 768+ with 256+ colors -- Future "real Color" up to 16 million colors & 4000 * 4000 resolution with downward compatibility to VGA).
XML Extended Markup Language (Formal W3C specification, issued on Feb. 1998, regarding a system designed to create a uniform syntax for the expression of structured documents and data on the Web. XML tags are designed to define the type rather the appearance of information.
XMODEM A file transfer protocol
XMS Extended Memory Specification that goes beyond 1 MB on 80286 or newer PCS.
Y B One YB [Yottabyte] equals 1,000 ZT [Zettabytes]; one Zettabyte can store 500 quadrillion pages of text. Currently the highest storage value a YB equals: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes)
YIL Yahoo Internet Life (a nine point rating scale review of Internet sites; for more info. See: www.zdnet.com)
YMODEM A file transfer protocol
Y/N Represents "Yes" and "No" respectively. When Y/N are used together with two other options (e.g., 8/16bpp Y/N), it means that 8bpp is supported while 16bpp is not (also see N/N & Y/Y)
Yotta-
byte
One YB [Yottabyte] equals 1,000 ZT [Zettabytes]; one Zettabyte can store 500 quadrillion pages of text (one MB [Megabyte] is one million bytes, 1,000 MB make one GB [Gigabyte], 1,000 GBs make one TB [Terabyte], 1,000 TB make one PB [Petabyte], 1,000 PBs make one EB [Exabyte], 1,000 EBs make one ZB [Zettabyte]... thus a YB equals: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes)
Y/Y Represents "Yes" and "Yes" respectively. When Y/Y are used together with two other options (e.g., 8/16bpp Y/Y), it means that both 8bpp and 16bpp are supported (also see N/N & Y/N)
Z B One thousand Exabytes (EB) make one Zettabyte (ZB). One ZB can store 500 quadrillion pages of text.
ZDBOp Ziff-Davis Benchmark Operations (performance standards for PCs and PC peripheral devices)
ZDNet Ziff-Davis Network (also known as Ziffnet)
ZDS Zenith Data Systems
ZIF Zero Insertion Force (devices that can be plugged in effortlessly, e.g., Intel Overdrive Processor).
.zip A ZIP file extension describes a file that contains several files that are compressed (zipped) together. BBSs with .zip files will also contain a copy of a PKUNZIP file that is used to decompress compressed files.
ZMODEM Very fast FTP [File Transfer Protocol] also see CuteFTP.
ZV Zoomed Video (a 1996 PCMCIA Committee approved laptop computer video port standard; ZV technology is an affordable solution for full frame-rate video channel applications, live video input, and video capture on laptops PCs)

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